This week, the topic is: Top Ten Auto-Buy Authors.
I actually don't auto-buy any books. Just because I've loved certain books by an author, doesn't mean I'll love all of them. Case in point: J K Rowling. I adore Harry Potter, but thought that The Casual Vacancy was only okay. It's not a bad book, but just wasn't my kind of thing (too much like my real life).
Having said that, there are definitely authors whose work I will automatically put on my radar for when it comes out. I'll look at the synopsis and maybe some reviews from people who I know like the same books as I do and then I'll
God, I sound like such a granny, don't I?
Anyway, here they are. My top ten auto-look-at authors:
9) Stephanie Perkins. The girl knows how to write a swoony love-interest. Nuff said.
8) J K Rowling. Okay, so The Casual Vacancy wasn't my thing, but The Cuckoo's Calling was pretty great, and hell, she wrote Harry Potter, so I'm always going to be interested in what she's got up her sleeve.
7) Tammara Webber. Author of the Contours of the Heart series and the Between the Lines series.
6) Jenny Han. For when I want some feel-good reading.
5) Morgan Matson. Ditto.
4) Rainbow Rowell. Just. So. Adorable. Her books.
3) David Levithan. Hasn't managed to put a foot wrong, so far. I'll always check his books out.
2) Marissa Meyer. The Lunar Chronicles is shaping up to be my favourite series of all time, so I'll definitely look out for her work in future.
1) And my number one, auto-look-at author is ... Stephen King. I know, right? Bit different from the rest of the list and I'm not even a horror fan (in fact, I think a lot of SK's fans preface statements about him by saying 'I'm not even a horror fan ...') but goodness me, the man can write. Not all of his books have amazed me, but if I had to write a list of all the books that have amazed me ever, his books would feature heavily.
What about you? Who are your top ten auto-buy authors?